Housekeeper slits septuagenarian’s throat, appears in court

An Ikeja High Court yesterday heard how a housekeeper, Christian Yavine, allegedly murdered a septuagenarian, who is the mother of his employer, Mrs. Mariam Abiola, by slitting her throat. However, Yavine, a Beninese, who was 18 when the murder was committed three years ago, denied the charge brought against him by the state. The policeman’s evidence was translated into French in the courtroom by an interpreter for Yavine’s understanding. The Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Inspector Godsgift Moses, being led in evidence by the state prosecutor, Mr. Akin George, said that…

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